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Jesse Jackson says will not go to Afghanistan to mediate in terror attacks
September 29, 2001
(Web Posted Saturday at 3:51 p.m.) Jesse Jackson said Saturday he will not travel to Afghanistan to mediate its dispute with America, but will appeal for the handover of suspected terrorists and the release of aid workers being held there.
More than 100,000 leads pursued in hijack investigation
September 29, 2001
(Web Posted Saturday at 3:22 p.m.) The FBI is pursuing more than 100,000 leads as agents narrowed their overseas search for masterminds of the Sept. 11 attacks. In the U.S., more than 100 investigations were under way into alleged hate crimes against Arab-Americans, the FBI said Saturday.
Hundreds flock to Queens courthouse to wed and obtain marriage licenses after attacks
September 29, 2001
(Web Posted Saturday at 2:21 p.m.) Hundreds of couples have flocked to the only City Clerk’s office open since the terrorist attacks to wed or get marriage licenses, with many saying the tragedy moved them to act.
HHS secretary says U.S. prepared for bioterrorism; public not so sure
September 29, 2001
(Web Posted Saturday at 2:19 p.m.) Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson says the United States is prepared to take care of any kind of biological attack, but the public is not so sure.
Clinton, Dole join to raise millions in scholarships for families of victims of terrorist attacks
September 29, 2001
(Web Posted Saturday at 1:43 p.m.) Former President Clinton joined his former rival Bob Dole Saturday in launching a nationwide effort to raise $100 million to make sure scholarships are available for children of people killed or disabled in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Bush condemns Taliban for harboring Osama bin Laden as diplomatic efforts fail to move Afghan rulers
September 29, 2001
(Web Posted Saturday at 1:39 p.m.) President Bush condemned Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers for harboring Osama bin Laden and his followers on Saturday and the United States pressed its military and diplomatic campaign against terror.
War on terror beginning with a hunt in the mountains
September 29, 2001
(Web Posted Saturday at 12:29 p.m.) It’s being called a war on terrorism, but so far it’s shaping up as a hunt, one where high-tech hounds search for a scent, the hunting grounds are the size of Texas, and the foxes shoot back.
U.S., Russia forge new alliance out of terrorist strikes as Bush builds coalition of strange bedfellows
September 29, 2001
(Web Posted Saturday at 11:49 a.m.) The terrorist attacks on America have transformed relations with Russia, thrusting the Cold War rivals into into an alliance against terrorism.
Protesters march on Washington to oppose war and racism after the terrorist attacks
September 29, 2001
(Updated Saturday at 12:23 p.m.) Activists and anarchists chanted “no war” as they took to the streets Saturday, their anti-globalization cause transformed by the terrorist attacks into a call for peace.
City’s tallest building—the Empire State—open to tourists
September 29, 2001
(Updated Saturday at 3:19 p.m.) Once again the tallest structure in New York, the Empire State Building reopened its 86th floor observation deck Saturday to tourists who looked south with disbelief at a ravaged skyline.
Pakistan’s talks with Taliban fail; aid workers’ trial postponed
September 29, 2001
(Updated Saturday at 1:39 p.m.) Hopes were fading for a diplomatic solution to the standoff in Afghanistan after a Pakistani delegation returned home empty-handed from a mission to persuade the Taliban to hand over accused terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden.
National Guard soldiers take to nation’s airports in attempt to keep the skies safe
September 29, 2001
(Web Posted Saturday at 9:34 a.m.) Airline passengers encountered National Guard soldiers at airports across the country as states followed a presidential request to call up troops to fend off potential terrorism threats.
World Trade Center recovery could top $30 billion, take years to complete
September 29, 2001
(Updated Saturday at 10:27 a.m.) The price tag of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center will be nearly $40 billion, an early estimate of what it will cost to remove debris, pay overtime and rebuild subways and skyscrapers, officials say.
Sanctions on Sudan are lifted
September 29, 2001
The U.N. Security Council on Friday lifted sanctions imposed against Sudan for sponsoring terrorism after the United States withdrew its opposition. The United States abstained from the 14-0 vote lifting a travel ban imposed because of Sudan’s alleged role in organizing a 1995 assassination attempt on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Ethiopia.
Health briefs
September 29, 2001
Pharmaceutical generics gain ground Black women benefit from church efforts
In-line tops extremes
September 29, 2001
The most popular “extreme sports” last year, from a study by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Assn. of people 6 and older who participated in the sport at least once in 2000.
Airline security
September 29, 2001
Journal-World Editorial Successful airline security programs must be studied and emulated by Americans. Airlines such as those based in Israel have shown how commercial flights can be made safe and secure. United States carriers have no choice but to emulate them, taking the best of their prevention and reaction measures.
Festival goes Celtic
September 29, 2001
Huzzah! The Kansas City Renaissance Fair is celebrating its 25th anniversary with more than 200 costumed characters, 160 artisans, 13 stages with live entertainment and food fit for a king. The festival, on 16 acres north of Bonner Springs, begins with a 9:45 a.m. ceremony at the gates.
Attack alters America’s political climate
September 29, 2001
By Mark Shields Creators Syndicate A political philosopher friend of mine, Ralph Whitehead, points out one mostly overlooked change brought about by the terrorists’ atrocity of Sept. 11: By capitalizing on (and contributing to) the tidal wave of national unity, “George W. Bush has fulfilled his most appealing campaign promise to change the tone in Washington.”
It’s hard to admit we don’t know
September 29, 2001
By Leonard Pitts Jr. Miami Herald Standing uneasily at the altar, the minister explained that he had come to a conclusion, one he didn’t expect us to like. Maybe, he said, God allowed the planes to be stolen, and the people to die, because He was helpless to stop it. Maybe He didn’t have the power.
Fan of fields
September 29, 2001
Beauty prevails
September 29, 2001
Old home town - 100 years ago today
September 29, 2001
Events can define presidents
September 29, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Great events make great presidents, and George W. Bush has his event. The terrorist attack on the United States is the most horrific tragedy to unfold on American soil since the Civil War. The Bush administration will be tested and defined by this terrible act.
Heightened security stems drug trafficking
September 29, 2001
Heightened security along the U.S.-Mexico border since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States has dramatically reduced the flow of drugs and illegal immigrants and led to the arrests of scores of fugitives wanted in both countries.
Attacks provoke trucking probe
September 29, 2001
With trucks crisscrossing Kansas daily by the thousands, state inspectors are keeping a closer eye on them because of national concerns about terrorists using 18-wheelers for future attacks.
Prepare Rover for baby
September 29, 2001
Having a baby is a special time for a family. New parents can’t wait to experience a lifetime of “firsts” and grandparents are looking forward to spoiling their grandchild. Everyone is happy. Everyone except the dog.
Fern Beymer Badger
September 29, 2001
Midwest companies hit with lawsuits
September 29, 2001
Two Midwestern companies accused of tricking seniors into buying annuities that wouldn’t mature until beyond their life expectancies were sued Friday. The lawsuit seeks more than $75 million in damages from American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company, of West Des Moines, Iowa, and Creative Marketing International Corp., of Shawnee, Kan.
10-year-old boy charged with sodomy, murder
September 29, 2001
A 10-year-old Johnson County boy has been charged with murder and sodomy in the death of an infant girl, authorities said. The boy, whose name was not released, is in custody at the Johnson County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of first-degree felony murder and aggravated sodomy, Johnson County Dist. Atty. Paul Morrison said Friday.
Rosa M. Moses
September 29, 2001
Merle Henry Ard
September 29, 2001
NASCAR fans fill Lawrence lodgings
Winston Cup biggest event to roll through state
September 29, 2001
By Mike Belt If there is a NASCAR race nearby, so are Kevin Burgey and his Wisconsin friends. Burgey and a half-dozen others from Old Creek, Wis., south of Milwaukee, sat at a picnic table Friday in the KOA Campground north of Lawrence. They were counting the hours until NASCAR’s Winston Cup racing makes its debut Sunday at Kansas Speedway in Wyandotte County.
U.S. forces on ground in Afghanistan
September 29, 2001
American reconnaissance and intelligence gathering teams have been on the ground in Afghanistan for at least 10 days as a prelude to any effort to go after Saudi exile Osama bin Laden and members of his terrorist network, an intelligence source said Friday.
Ken Johnson
September 29, 2001
Douglas County doesn’t anticipate similar measure
September 29, 2001
Joel Mathis Lawrence and Douglas County have no plans to follow Sedgwick County’s lead and offer health benefits to unmarried domestic partners, officials said Friday. City Manager Mike Wildgen said his employees have indicated more concern about the costs of health benefits than the issue of who receives them.
On the record
September 29, 2001
MU president’s contract extended
September 29, 2001
The University of Missouri Board of Curators voted to extend the contract of system president Manuel Pacheco, who agreed to stay. Behind closed doors, the nine-member board voted unanimously Thursday to extend Pacheco’s contract to September 2003. Pacheco had been planning on leaving next year.
Student can stay in U.S.
Reinstated insurance allows Brazilian patient her treatment
September 29, 2001
By Mindie Paget Kansas University student Rachel Magario took a gamble Tuesday when she decided to stay in Lawrence instead of catching a scheduled flight back to Brazil. Magario got word Monday that a health insurance provider would waive the standard waiting period for pre-existing conditions, making it possible for her to continue receiving the dialysis she needs to stay alive.
Washington seeks $25 billion more for spending bills
September 29, 2001
The White House and top lawmakers were poised to announce an agreement to boost next year’s spending bills to $686 billion, officials from both sides said Friday. That’s $25 billion more than what President Bush initially proposed. Holding up a formal announcement, members of both parties agreed, was a Democratic demand that Bush request extra spending in writing, either as a formal budget amendment or perhaps by letter.
Grant ensures center’s funding
September 29, 2001
By Terry Rombeck A $7 million grant will ensure that Kansas University’s Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Center will be funded for the next five years. The grant, from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, will pay for administrative and scientific support for the 53 researchers working at the center.
Pilots gain support for onboard stun guns
September 29, 2001
The Air Line Pilots Assn. is easing off its request to let pilots carry firearms in cockpits in favor of stun guns after getting a lukewarm reception from Congress. “We’ve had pretty wide support for” stun guns, Duane Woerth, the union’s president, said Friday. “I haven’t had too many arguments about getting that … at least (in) the cockpit.”
Historic restaurant has no buyers
September 29, 2001
The historic Hays House Restaurant and Tavern, the gem of Main Street in this north-central Kansas town, has no problem drawing diners about 100,000 last year. But finding a buyer for the 144-year-old restaurant is another matter.
Forumla One: Hakkinen turns fastest practice lap
September 29, 2001
By Phil Wilke Special to the Journal-World Maybe Mika Hakkinen should retire more often. The two-time world champ set the fastest lap in Friday practice for Sunday’s U.S. Grand Prix. Hakkinen, driving for the McLaren-Mercedes team, announced just weeks ago that he would take a one-year “sabbatical” from Formula 1.
Terrorist probe reveals well-funded foreign plot
September 29, 2001
The 19 terrorists suspected in the Sept. 11 attacks spent about $500,000 preparing an operation that was planned and launched from overseas, beginning several years ago in Germany with support in Britain, the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan, senior government officials have tentatively concluded.
Fire razes Lyndon buildings
Three businesses heavily damaged; two people injured
September 29, 2001
A fire heavily damaged three businesses in downtown Lyndon Thursday night before firefighters from eight cities and townships brought it under control. No one was seriously injured, but two people were treated at the scene for fire-related injuries, according to a dispatcher for American Medical Response ambulance service.
Defendant found guilty in child’s dragging death
September 29, 2001
A man who dragged a 6-year-old boy to his death during a failed carjacking was found guilty Friday of first-degree murder. Kim Davis, 35, of Kansas City, also was found guilty of kidnapping, first-degree tampering and armed criminal action in the death of Jake Robel.
Senator: Suffrage hurt family
Men should take care of women,’ female Republican from Olathe says
September 29, 2001
A prominent female Kansas state senator has said that she does not support the 19th Amendment, which guarantees women the right to vote, and that if it were being considered today she would vote against it.
Switzerland in mourning after deadly rampage
Troublemaker’ takes own life after killing 14 lawmakers
September 29, 2001
Switzerland’s worst mass murderer was described Friday by authorities a “querulous troublemaker” whose past included a conviction for child molestation and other crimes. Friedrich Leibacher, a 57-year-old Zurich resident, opened fire with an assault rifle Thursday on a meeting of the state legislature, killing 14 lawmakers and officials, before killing himself with a handgun.
Local briefs
September 29, 2001
Brazilian student to remain in Lawrence after challenges Kansas University junior Rachel Magario got word Monday that a health insurance provider would waive the standard waiting period for pre-existing conditions, making it possible for her to continue receiving the dialysis she needs to stay alive. __________________________ Community: Friends of the Library seeks volunteers for book sale Friends of the Library is having its annual book sale at the Lawrence Public Library and needs many volunteers to help. Day and evening shifts are available from Oct. 3 through Oct. 11. Sign up by calling Mary Lynn Stuart at 843-3833. __________________________ Kansas responds: Legislative leaders form committee on security Topeka Legislative leaders have formed a special committee to study security issues across the state. Their action Friday was a response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center. However, the leaders carefully struck references to terrorism from their directions to the committee. The committee is supposed to examine security at the Statehouse and other state buildings, but also for power plants and water supplies. It also is charged with reviewing the state’s oversight of the transportation of hazardous materials and computer security issues. In addition, the committee is to examine how to balance security and civil liberties. __________________________ Crime: Police investigating alleged rape at hotel Lawrence Police are investigating a possible rape and sexual battery that occurred sometime Wednesday at the Lawrence Holidome, 200 McDonald Drive. The two female victims, ages 19 and 20, are Holidome employees, Sgt. Mike Pattrick said, and both said they were acquainted with the suspect. The 19-year-old said she was raped, and the 20-year-old said she was a victim of sexual battery, Pattrick said. Police have not made an arrest, but information will be turned over to the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office for review, Pattrick said. No information about the suspect was released. __________________________ Gasoline costs: Pump Patrol finds low prices The Journal-World has found a gasoline price as low as $1.309 at Miller Mart, 19th Street and Haskell Avenue. If you find a lower price, please call us at 832-7154. Be prepared to leave the name and address of the business and the price. Or go to www.ljworld.com/section/gasoline to join our Pump Patrol board.
It’s never wrong time to speculate on chances of KU men’s basketball
Will two seniors, three juniors start?
September 29, 2001
By Bill Mayer Heck, it’s not tough to find some enjoyment in sports, even with shaky football, when you have the Kansas basketball team for speculation fodder. So let’s relish that a little to shake off some of the gut-wrenching trauma of the recent past.
Lions’ Riley, Butler shine in CC test at Emporia
September 29, 2001
Lawrence High’s Sarah Butler and Justin Riley snared individual championships and the Lions won the boys team competition at Friday’s Emporia State Invitational cross country meet at Jones Park.
Kansas spills Oklahoma in league soccer opener
Jones, Gilfillan notch goals in 2-0 win
September 29, 2001
By Levi Chronister After an aborted Thursday practice caused by a lack of focus, Kansas University’s soccer team came to SuperTarget Field on Friday with one goal knock off Oklahoma. Ninety minutes later, the Jayhawks had accomplished their mission with a 2-0 victory in their Big 12 Conference opener.
County tennis meet to open today
September 29, 2001
Even with two other competitive events in the area this weekend, the fourth annual Douglas County Closed Tennis Tournament will begin today with a normal number of entries.
Lepage wins Busch pole
September 29, 2001
Kevin Lepage won the Mr. Goodcents 300 pole with a qualifying run of 174.210 mph, 30.997 seconds on Friday at Kansas Speedway.
Baker to play host to Graceland today
September 29, 2001
Baker University lost to Graceland in football last season in Lamoni, Iowa. At least for awhile.
Ottawa women win, but men’s team falls
September 29, 2001
Ottawa University’s soccer teams split with Hannibal-LaGrange on Friday. The OU men bowed 3-2, but the women won 2-1.
Wildcats ‘privileged’ to face OU
Revenge not a factor according to K-State
September 29, 2001
Kansas State has no motivation other than victory today when it plays Oklahoma. The meeting between the third-ranked Sooners and No. 11 Kansas State will be the third in a year. The Wildcats lost two last season, first on their home field in October and then in Kansas City, Mo., in the Big 12 title game in December.
Zaun’s homer sinks Sox - Kansas City 3, Chicago 2
September 29, 2001
After breaking a personal seven-game losing skid Kansas City right-hander Chad Durbin insisted he didn’t know how long the streak had been. Gregg Zaun hit a tiebreaking pinch homer and Durbin ended his skid, leading the Kansas City Royals over the Chicago White Sox, 3-2, Friday night.
Trade center cleanup tab put at $7 billion
New York Sen. Hillary Clinton estimates cost of rubble’s removal to be about $100 million per week
September 29, 2001
Cleaning up the estimated 1.2 million tons of rubble left by the destruction of the World Trade Center could take up to a year and cost $7 billion, officials said Friday. The unprecedented work will require the removal of pieces of the trade center and other buildings that were hammered into the ground by the force of the falling twin 110-story towers on Sept. 11, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said.
Letter offers ‘shocking’ look at terrorists
September 29, 2001
An impassioned letter left by hijackers on three of the four doomed Sept. 11 flights offers “a disturbing and shocking view into the mind-set of these terrorists,” Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft said Friday.
Lawrence reservists called up for service
September 29, 2001
By Mike Belt Steve and Lavana Smith said their goodbyes Friday. It may be awhile before they see each other again. Steve Smith, a Lawrence firefighter, is now on active duty under President Bush’s latest call-up of military reserves.
Haskell still looking for first victory
HINU to play without two key defenders against Southern Nazarene
September 29, 2001
By Andy Samuelson This season has been a time of change for Haskell Indian Nations University football new players, new coaches, new schemes. Just about everything. So far the newness hasn’t paid off. The Indians are 0-4 entering today’s home game against Southern Nazarene.
Tight end finally factors in Longhorns’ offense
September 29, 2001
Bo knows frustration. Texas tight end Bo Scaife knew everyone was waiting for him to break out as the offensive weapon he was recruited to be: the Longhorns coaches, quarterbacks, and, most importantly, himself.
Broadway seeks audiences’ return
Attendance declines since terrorist attacks threatened Great White Way
September 29, 2001
Some of the biggest names in the entertainment world gathered Friday in Times Square to help launch an advertising campaign aimed at bringing audiences back to Broadway.
Leonard leads Texas Open
Defending champ from Dallas up by three strokes
September 29, 2001
Justin Leonard won’t give up his grip on the Texas Open. The defending champion shot a 7-under-par 64 Friday to take a three-stroke lead over first-round leader Marco Dawson and Carl Paulson after the second round.
Bowden, Paterno chase win record
Bear Bryant’s all-time win mark suddenly looks safe as elder coaches struggling
September 29, 2001
Bear Bryant must be watching from a practice-field tower somewhere, grinning beneath his porkpie hat. Sometimes records put up a fight. Sometimes wins prove harder than counting down fingers on a hand. Sometimes worthy successors have to be humbled.
National League Roundup: Braves slow Mets
Bonds blasts homer No. 68 for Giants
September 29, 2001
The Atlanta Braves needed something to slow down the surging New York Mets. They received it in a big way Friday night with a pair of two-run homers from Javy Lopez and Andrew Jones to help the Braves increase their lead in the National League East with a 5-3 victory over the Mets on Friday night in Atlanta.
American League Roundup: Yankees’ Mussina stifles O’s, 7-0
Former Baltimore pitcher looking like ace of New York staff
September 29, 2001
This wasn’t about revenge or Mike Mussina trying to make a point to his former team. This was about a pitcher simply outclassing an opposing team. Mussina left the Orioles with little regret after last season. Baltimore is still in the midst of a rebuilding program that Mussina wanted no part of.
Lansing pulls rug on Perry-Lecompton, 27-0
September 29, 2001
By Doug Pacey It was the kind of play that can define a game. Facing third-and-10 on its 31-yard line halfway through the third quarter, Lansing quarterback Bryce Baker dropped back to pass and couldn’t find an open target.
LHS, Free State stay in 6A
Ottawa just misses climb to Class 5A
September 29, 2001
Lawrence High and Free State High will remain in the Class 6A classification during the 2002 and 2003 football seasons. The Kansas State High School Activities Association announced its football classifications for the next two years on Friday. District pairings will be announced next Wednesday.
Attack on America:
As seen through the eyes of her children
September 29, 2001
When hijacked airlines crashed Sept. 11 into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, children around the country put crayons and markers to work to express their fears, grief and feelings about being an American. Here is a sampling.
owner prepares four-legged friends for equestrian event
September 29, 2001
Harold Ford, of Emory, Tex., looks over a Shetland pony. Ford was preparing Friday for the Sixth Annual Pony Classic. He and other pony owners will be bidding on old wagons, tack, and ponies during the event, which is being held for the first time at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. The sale starts at 9:30 a.m. today.
Friends and neighbors
September 29, 2001
6Sports report: Eudora rolls over Prairie View
September 29, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on Eudora High’s football game against Prairie View.
6Sports report: Falcons take the Lions
September 29, 2001
Kevin Romary reports on Lawrence High’s football game against Olathe South.
6News report: KU student gets to stay
September 29, 2001
Josh Garber reports on a Brazilian exchange student suffering from a kidney disease that will be able to stay in the United States with help from fellow students.
6News report: News from around the world
September 29, 2001
Kim Hall reports on news from around the world in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
World Briefs
September 29, 2001
MOSCOW: Chechen rebels, Russia may discuss truce MOSCOW: U.S. to back Russia’s bid to join trade group BEIJING: Chinese-American expelled for spying
Scouting news
September 29, 2001
Apartment manager shares information that could save life
September 29, 2001
Weddings
September 29, 2001
Moderates hope to narrow GOP field
September 29, 2001
Some prominent Republicans are working to cut down the field of potential candidates for governor and decrease the chances that a conservative will win their party’s nomination next year.
Dow extends advance
Analyst calls investing ‘psychological battle’
September 29, 2001
Wall Street followed one of its worst weeks with one of its best on a strong rally Friday that helped the Dow Jones industrials recover nearly half their losses from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Economists say recession unavoidable
September 29, 2001
The economy came to a virtual standstill in the second quarter, the government said Friday, another ominous sign that the Sept. 11 terror attacks probably pushed the country into recession.
Military News
September 29, 2001
Pet owners try acupuncture
Animals show response to alternative treatment
September 29, 2001
An increasing number of pet owners think they have pinpointed the right treatment for their dogs’ and cats’ aches and pains: acupuncture. They are turning to the ancient Chinese therapy for such pet ailments as allergies, arthritis and chronic pain.
Pats’ lineman calls it quits
Armstrong was six-time Pro Bowl pick
September 29, 2001
Left tackle Bruce Armstrong was Drew Bledsoe’s security blanket for eight years. There was nothing Armstrong could do last Sunday about the hard hit that caused bleeding in Bledsoe’s chest cavity. For the first time in 15 years, Armstrong is not in a uniform in September.
Falcons bury LHS with late spurt - Olathe South 40, Lawrence High 22
September 29, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus For three quarters on Friday night at Haskell Stadium, Lawrence High’s defense showed why its one of the best in the Sunflower League. In the final quarter, Olathe South showed why its the No. 4 team in Class 6A, erupting for three touchdowns in nine minutes to pull away for a 40-22 victory over the weary Lions before a homecoming crowd of approximately 5,500 fans.
Area Roundup: Bowser’s return touchdowns fuel Eudora, 51-22
September 29, 2001
With the help of 120 punt return yards and two return touchdowns by Josh Bowser, Eudora Cardinals pummeled Prairie View, 51-22, in Frontier League football Friday night. Bowser’s scores came in the second quarter, as the Cardinals (4-1) raced to a 38-0 lead.
Daily Ticker
September 29, 2001
Hurricane downgraded, but resort still suffers
September 29, 2001
Juliette’s winds fell below hurricane strength Friday, but rain and waves continued pounding resorts at the tip of the Baja California peninsula. Forecasters said the stalled storm would hang over the region one more day.
Russians pledge to share intelligence on Afghanistan
Former Soviet military officer says careful study of country’s geography a must for successful campaign
September 29, 2001
Maj. Gen. Alexander Popov was prepared for the high mountains, bitter winter cold and blistering summer heat. But when the Soviet army crossed into Afghanistan in 1979, he didn’t know the caves would be so deep, the tunnels so long or the Afghans so clever at hiding in the daunting terrain that defied so many invaders in the past.
Wichita offers unprecedented domestic partner benefits
September 29, 2001
Sedgwick County will offer health benefits for unmarried domestic partners of county employees beginning Oct. 1, a move aimed at attracting and keeping good employees. The new policy was approved by County Manager William Buchanan and did not require a vote of county commissioners, whose reactions were divided.
Decision to down civilian planes rests with former fighter pilot
September 29, 2001
The awesome responsibility of deciding whether to shoot down hijacked civilian planes over the continental United States could fall to a Vietnam War fighter pilot, Maj. Gen. Larry Arnold, commander of the Florida Panhandle-based First Air Force.
Landing by remote doesn’t fly with pilots
Union raises security concerns with plan
September 29, 2001
The military has been flying planes and landing them safely by remote control for years, but airline pilots say questions about security must be answered before that technology is used aboard commercial jetliners to thwart hijackers the way President Bush suggested Thursday during a speech in Chicago.
Firefighter’s case wins change of venue
September 29, 2001
A judge has granted a change of venue for the trial of a former volunteer firefighter charged with second-degree murder in the death of another firefighter. Jason Hendrix, 26, a former volunteer with the Edgerton-Trimble Fire Protection District, also is charged with first-degree property damage and five misdemeanor counts of setting fire to woodland, cropland or grassland in a June 2 barn fire.
Journalist killed in Northern Ireland
September 29, 2001
A Catholic journalist was shot dead in a drive-by shooting Friday hours after Britain warned Northern Ireland’s largest outlawed Protestant group to stop attacks on Catholics and police or face the political consequences.
Leffler takes pole
September 29, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock Last week, Jason Leffler unloaded his NASCAR Winston Cup ride in Dover, Del., brimming with confidence. He loaded it up again at the end of qualifying and was forced to watch the race on his favorite racetrack on TV.
Lepage snares pole
Successful driver looking for sponsor for next year
September 29, 2001
By Andrew Hartsock Kevin Lepage doesn’t mince words when asked about his job prospects next racing season. “I’m unemployed,” he said, “as of the end of this season.” Not so fast.
Football classifications for 2002 and 2003
September 29, 2001
Area briefs
September 29, 2001
Area students named commended scholars Baldwin train ride to feature murder mystery for riders Car wreck sends six to hospital with injuries
Disc drive
Frisbee enthusiasts throw support behind new sports
September 29, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Who knew a round piece of plastic, called a Frisbee, could be used in so many ways? A toy that had its heyday in the 1960s and 1970s on college campuses and California beaches is making a comeback. Two diverse sports Frisbee golf and Ultimate Frisbee have loyal followings that come together to play and practice each week in Lawrence.
Mediator to assist in water dispute
Kansas, Colorado seek settlement agreement in Arkansas River case
September 29, 2001
After years of arguing over water from the Arkansas River, Kansas and Colorado will sit down and try to work out the remaining issues with the help of a mediator. Those issues include how much money Colorado should pay Kansas and assurances that Kansas will get all the water to which it is entitled through the Arkansas River Compact, Atty. Gen. Carla Stovall said Friday.
FAA issues warning on planes entering restricted airspace
September 29, 2001
The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday warned pilots that they could be forced to land or even shot down if they enter restricted airspace. The FAA also allowed some news helicopters and blimps back in the skies, but not near 28 major urban centers.
Texas artificial heart patient alert
Doctors’ goal is to keep recipient alive until transplant can be performed
September 29, 2001
The third recipient of a self-contained mechanical heart was alert and responsive at a hospital Friday, two days after surgery and could try to walk next week, doctors said. “Certainly this man would have never left the hospital alive without this effort,” said Dr. O.H. Frazier, chief of cardiopulmonary transplantation at the Texas Heart Institute.
Huskers mean heartache for Tigers
September 29, 2001
Nothing good seems to come Missouri’s way when the Tigers play Nebraska. There are the 22 consecutive losses, but it’s more about the heartbreak. In 1997, the unranked Tigers improbably led No. 1 Nebraska heading into the final play of regulation.
SF Trail tramples Tonganoxie, 35-6
September 29, 2001
By Andy Samuelson Friday’s first half between Santa Fe Trail and Tonganoxie lived up to its billing as one of the best football games around. But Santa Fe Trail, which led 7-6 at the break, erupted in the second half to thump the Chieftains, 35-6.
World Briefs
September 29, 2001
UNITED NATIONS: Resolution takes aim at state-aided terrorism WASHINGTON: Regulators ease rules for airline, insurance stocks LONDON: Prince Charles makes call on east London mosque WASHINGTON: ‘Worldwide caution’ urged
Around and about
September 29, 2001
Taliban ‘inflexible’ on bin Laden
September 29, 2001
Pakistan tried and failed Friday to persuade Afghanistan’s hard-line Taliban rulers to surrender Osama bin Laden and avert a possible U.S.-led military strike against their war-battered country.
Horoscopes
September 29, 2001
Gender selection debate heats up in clinics
September 29, 2001
The ethics chairman for a group that sets fertility clinic standards says it is ethical for certain couples to choose the sex of their children for non-medical reasons, by picking only male or female embryos to be implanted.
KU selected to research rising sea levels
September 29, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Kansas University researchers will lead an international study to find out why sea levels are on the rise. KU’s Information and Telecommunications Technology Center said Friday it received an $8.7 million grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Science Foundation.
KSU’s claim of being ‘No. 1 choice’ in Kansas is slap to KU
September 29, 2001
By Dolph C. Simons Jr. A Kansas State University news release earlier this week is sure to get the attention of Kansas University officials as well as alumni and friends of KU. At least it should get the attention of KU officials; whether or not it does and whether there is any positive action by those on Mount Oread remain to be seen.
Intefadeh anniversary turns deadly
September 29, 2001
Pledging to sustain their uprising against Israel, thousands of Palestinians marched Friday in the West Bank and Gaza Strip to mark the anniversary of the fighting. Elsewhere, six Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire, but the bloodshed did not derail efforts for a truce.
Wells field loaded
Lions playing host to volleyball powers
September 29, 2001
By Steve Rottinghaus Several of the top volleyball programs in the state will compete today at the Wells Invitational at Lawrence High. The 10-team field features two Kansas state champions from last year Blue Valley Northwest (Class 6A) and Shawnee Heights (5A). Wichita Carroll, 5A state runner-up, is also in the tourney.
Association to honors 5 alumni from Lawrence high schools
September 29, 2001
By Joy Ludwig Five graduates of Lawrence High School and Liberty Memorial High School will be honored for their adult accomplishments during a Sunday ceremony. The Lawrence Lions Alumni Assn. will induct five men, one posthumously, into the Hall of Honor at 2 p.m. in the commons area at LHS, 1901 La.
Weekender calendar
September 29, 2001
Immediate volunteer needs
September 29, 2001
Builders request floodplain changes
September 29, 2001
By Joel Mathis A small group of builders and landowners met Friday with city planners asking for modifications to proposed restrictions on floodplain development. “It’s a good idea probably to do something along these lines,” Lawrence realtor Marilyn Bittenbender said. “But as I read through them, I thought there might be ways to improve them from the perspective of the business community.”
Real estate fixture marks 50 years
September 29, 2001
By Mark Fagan Mike McGrew doesn’t pretend to know the secret behind building an $80 million-a-year real estate powerhouse, but he’s got a pretty good idea where to start. “Lawrence has certainly made us look like geniuses from time to time,” said McGrew, vice chairman of Coldwell Banker McGrew Real Estate.
Boeing cuts jobs in Wichita
Manufacturing plant to lay off 5,000 workers in two years
September 29, 2001
Public officials and Boeing Co. were laying plans Friday to help about 2,200 people who will lose their jobs at the aircraft manufacturing plant by the end of this year. The layoffs are to be followed by 3,000 more next year from Boeing Wichita as the company eliminates as many as 30,000 jobs nationwide by the end of 2002 because of falling demand for airplanes.
Briefcase
September 29, 2001
East Hills employees provide support for relief efforts Legal battle: New judge pushes Microsoft, government to settle case Leadership: Commerce secretary hopes to help unemployed ‘soon’ Economy: Japan’s unemployment remains at record high
How you can help make a difference
September 29, 2001
Ripken changed game
Oriole redefined shortstop position
September 29, 2001
Fans nationwide showed their love all season with standing ovations, handmade signs and heartfelt gifts, from cowboy boots to paintings. Players went out of their way to offer thanks and even grab autographs.
Project aims to curb local cigarette use
September 29, 2001
By Kim Hall A Douglas County group is working to snuff out tobacco use. The Community Health Improvement Project has established three committees to research and promote clean air, anti-tobacco campaigns among youth and smoking cessation. “A lot of people want to quit, but they don’t know how to do it,” said Aynsley Anderson, a member of the smoking cessation committee.
Engagements
September 29, 2001
Club news
September 29, 2001
Anniversaries
September 29, 2001
Calcium can affect Synthroid
Drugs, dietary supplements affect thyroid function
September 29, 2001
I was fascinated to read your column about vitamins that might affect medications. You suggested that calcium lowers the effectiveness of Synthroid. I had been taking this thyroid hormone for several years along with a multivitamin containing calcium, plus a calcium tablet.